Brie or Camembert Cheese

Brie and Camembert are soft ripened cheeses that make a perfect appetizer or can be served with a salad for a light lunch. Camembert has a slightly stronger flavor than Brie but both are excellent prepared in this manner. This is one of my wife’s favorite things so I always try to make it for […]

Appetizers, French

Smoked Salmon Mousse with Caviar

This appetizer was a huge hit at a recent birthday dinner for a friend. Inexpensive black or red lumpfish caviar is fine for this hor d’oeuvre. 4 oz. Smoked salmon 1/2 c. Heavy cream Juice of 1/2 Lemon 2 Scallions thinly sliced 1 1/2 T. Caviar Crackers for dipping 1. Remove skin and Strain salmon […]


Scotch Eggs

I suppose this is technically an appetizer but they are rather heavy as appetizers go and can serve as a main course. 1 pound bulk sausage meat 3 tablespoons minced fresh herbs (e.g., thyme, chives, tarragon, etc.) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 large egg 1 tablespoon Dijon or English mustard 5 cups Panko breadcrumbs […]